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Alfalfa

Find articles on alfalfa planting, stand establishment and crop management to help you achieve your production goals.

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When asked about the value proposition with HarvXtra® alfalfa, there are several paths one could take. When approaching a producer trying or incorporating HarvXtra alfalfa into their farm, this is where one can start:

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Alfalfa diseases such as aphanomyces root rot and anthracnose, as well as heavily saline soils, are common in different parts of the U.S.

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At the recent Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium in Reno, Nevada, participants were asked to respond to a clicker survey-quiz, as presented by forage specialists Glenn Shewmaker (University of Idaho), Dan Putnam (University of California – Davis) and Shannon Mueller (University of California – Fresno Extension).

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Growers’ opinions matter. It’s priceless information because it comes from boots-on-the-ground, multi-year experience.

In alfalfa production, input about what farmers are looking for in a product is critical for seed companies to help create the next generation of varieties.

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While every season presents a different set of challenges for alfalfa growers, a successful crop begins with good stand establishment.

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For alfalfa producers, mild winters come at a price. Thanks to hot summers and mild winters, alfalfa growers in California’s Central Valley can usually depend on six cuttings of hay each year, but since they do not experience a true winter, weed infestation in their dormant alfalfa stands can be a problem.

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